Alliance Française French Film Festival | Adelaide & Regional | 21 Mar – 21 Apr 2024

The world’s largest showcase of French cinema outside of France returns to South Australia from 21 March to 21 April 2024.

The program will screen from 21 March to 16 April at Palace Nova Eastend and Prospect Cinemas in Adelaide. Screenings will also take place in Renmark between 22 March and 6 April in the Chaffey Theatre; in Victor Harbour from 4 to 10 April in the Victa Cinema and in Mt Gambier from 17 to 21 April in the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

The 2024 edition spotlights contemporary creation, focusing on the emerging talents and innovative voices shaping the French cinematic landscape.

Family-friendly Films:

The 2024 program will include the following family-friendly films:

Kina & Yuk (Renards de la banquise)

Rated PG (recommended ages 6+)

A fable of love and survival that confronts us with our impact on nature, narrated by Virginie Efira, Kina & Yuk follows two Arctic foxes on a heartening adventure, defying global warming to reunite before their cubs arrive.

More info & watch the trailer HERE

Neneh Superstar

Rated M (recommended ages 10 – 14)

Neneh Superstar is set within one of France’s most prestigious cultural institutions – the Paris Opera Ballet School – where a 12-year-old ballet dancer Neneh discovers that her extraordinary natural talent and focused discipline may not be enough to win the approval of the school’s harsh and discriminatory headmistress.

More info & watch the trailer HERE

Nina and the Secret of the Hedgehog (Nina et le secret du hérisson)

Rated PG (recommended ages 6+)

From the director of Cat’s Life, an exquisite new adventure, Nina and the Secret of the Hedgehog tells the story of a young girl with a wild curiosity and love for her family, featuring the voice talents of beloved French cinema icons Audrey Tautou and Guillaume Canet. 

More info & watch the trailer HERE

Princes of the Desert (Zodi et Téhu, frères du désert)

Rated PG (recommended ages 9 -14)

Princes of the Desert follows Zodi, a Berber boy, who finds an orphaned camel. Together they plan to cross the Sahara to take part in the race of the century.

More info & watch the trailer HERE

The Snow Must Go On (Les têtes givrées)

Rated PG (recommended ages 14 – 17)

The Snow Must Go On (trailer) takes place in a Mont Blanc foothill school. Students facing academic challenges, inspired by teacher Alain (Clovis Cornillac), embark on a daring mission into a glacier’s depths to witness its beauty and confront the threat of climate change;

More info & watch the trailer HERE


Rated PG (recommended ages 12 – 17)

Zahia and Fettouma’s journey transcends their underprivileged beginnings, as they courageously confront chauvinism and other prejudices challenging their passion for classical music. Rather than merely seeking acceptance by the exclusive Parisian classical music scene, the sisters aspire to bring the joys symphonic music to their community.

More info & watch the trailer HERE


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For more information and all enquiries please visit the AF French Film Festival website.

What:  Alliance Française French Film Festival

When:    21 March – 21 April 2024 

Where:   Palace Nova Eastend, Palace Nova Prospect, Victa Cinemas (Victor Harbor), Chaffey Theatre (Renmark), Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre (Mt Gambier)

Who:   Check the classification for each movie  

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Image Source: Alliance Française French Film Festival website 


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